A Very Happy Aussie Birthday to Me

Today is my very first Australian birthday! Here’s how I spent my day…

~ Breakfast under butterfly bunting

~ Cat sitting for my colleague which meant a cat shaped hot water bottle for most of the day

~ Cake breaks

~ Visa related paperwork (yes, here we go again, and no, I don’t want to talk about it)

~ Biscuit breaks

~ A delicious Lebanese dinner – all gluten free! – at El Karim in Roseville

(Seriously, I’ve eaten SO well since coming here)

~ More cake breaks

Here’s to 31!

Catch you next year…




  1. 17th May 2017 / 00:19

    Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you had a fun filled (and cake filled) day! The Lebanese dinner looks super good! And the pattern on your friend’s cat looks so cool!

  2. 17th May 2017 / 01:12

    Happy first Aussie birthday! All the food looks amazing but the Lebanese dinner is pretty much my dream meal!

  3. 17th May 2017 / 01:29

    Happy happy happy birthday!!! A new year in a new home 🙂 That cake looks SO good.

  4. 17th May 2017 / 01:37

    It sounds like you had the best time celebrating your first birthday in Australia! If I’m being completely honest, I wouldn’t mind having the cat shaped heater sitting in my lap all day! And you dinner and all of your cakes look so good! I’m glad that finding gluten free food has been so much better in Australia!

  5. Jen
    17th May 2017 / 02:07

    Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you a beautiful day because you deserve it!

  6. Chris
    17th May 2017 / 02:17

    A very happy birthday Rachel. You sound like it was a happy day – lots of love C&B x

  7. NCM
    17th May 2017 / 02:57

    Happy birthday to you! Hope the package arrives before too long, if it isn’t with you already…

  8. 17th May 2017 / 04:48

    happy happy happy birthday! sounds like lots of fun things, obviously the best being the KITTY CAT!!!

  9. 17th May 2017 / 10:00

    Happy Belated Birthday! Cake breaks are awesome 🙂

  10. 17th May 2017 / 11:51

    Happy birthday, Rachel! Looks like you had a beautiful day. I wish you all the very best and hope your year is filled with TONS of exciting adventures 🙂

  11. 17th May 2017 / 22:27

    yay for 31! and i love that kitty picture. so sweet. and all the treats because really that’s the best part 😉 happy birthday my friend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  12. 17th May 2017 / 22:32

    The butterfly bunting is adorable. What was on that cupcake? I saw bubblegum sprinkles the other day. Happy Birthday!

  13. 18th May 2017 / 12:06

    Happy birthday!! You look like a model in your visa photos – so fierce. So glam! Hope you continue to celebrate with cake all week! 😉

  14. 18th May 2017 / 13:40

    Happy birthday! What a beautiful and colorful day. Wishing you all the best this year in Australia!!

  15. 21st May 2017 / 02:56

    Happy first Aussie birthday Rachel!

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